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Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a thriving liberal religious community of close to 150 members. We work and play together to meet our individual and group needs - be they spiritual, intellectual, or social. We welcome all who seek a religious home, free of creeds and based on love, reason, and conscience. We first met over 60 years ago as a small lay-led fellowship and have grown with the help of strong leadership - both lay and ministerial - to a dynamic fellowship serving Humboldt County and the Northern coast of California. We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about our Sunday services, our programs, social action activities, and religious education.

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Upcoming Events at HUUF -  January 2017

 

Climate change movie

The public is invited to attend a screening of Before the Flood, the new movie on climate change sponsored by Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Social Action Committee on Saturday January 28, 2017, at 7pm (24 Fellowship Way, Bayside). 

Climate change is happening. Thatís a fact. The science is sound. Sea levels are rising, ice is melting, and dangerous weather patterns are becoming more and more frequent. But what is there to be done about it? Thatís one of the central questions of the documentary Before the Flood, which is directed by Oscar-winning Fisher Stevens and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Climate change is real, and itís scary. Our first line of defense is an informed public.  Before the Flood serves as education that will hopefully spur people to enact their own further research. And maybe, just maybe, itíll incite some action.

Join us, and bring your friends!


We currently hold two services, one at 9:00 a.m. and the other at 11:00 a.m. Childcare is provided at 9:00 a.m. and Religious Education and Nursery Care are provided at the 11:00 a.m. service. 

 

Sunday, January 1  – 11 a.m. Cider Sunday – Veronica Galiani & JoAnn Huffman.   Let’s start the New Year with friends. JoAn and Veronica invite you to sip a cup of cider or coffee and think about the past year’s events, as well as the year ahead.  Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Bring snack foods and goodies as well as thoughts to share.

Sunday, January 8 - 9 a.m &  11 a.m.  The Thoughtful Journey to a Place Called Consensus –  Reverend Bryan Jessup  For many years this Fellowship has been committed to operating by consensus. We have studied it, applied it and then drifted and forgotten it – only to be reminded of how important consensus is to congregational relationship. To come to a decision by consensus requires a great deal of everyone involved. It requires thoughtfulness, authenticity, flexibility and a commitment to a common good that is often more important than our own particular preferences on a given issue.  Learning to truly listen to ourselves and one another is the key.
 
Sunday, January 15 - 9 a.m &  11 a.m.  Stories Of Courage – Baba Jamal Koram.  “De Storyman” will return to tell stories of courage. Thought-provoking, uplifting and culturally relevant, Baba Jamal Koram captures the hearts of the audience as he weaves powerful stories and narrative with rhythm, voice and drum.

            Baba Jamal is the recipient of the highest award presented by the National Association of Blackstorytelling: The Zora Neale Hurston Award, as well as the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Oracle Award. He has been featured at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, national and regional storytelling festivals, theaters, museums, outdoor events and schools in Germany and Ghana, Mali, and South Africa. He holds B.A., M.S., and Ed.S degrees. 

Sunday, January 22 - 9 a.m &  11 a.m.  Purpose-Driven Congregations & Their Post-Inagural Importance – Reverend Bryan Jessup.  Congregations that thrive and serve their purpose in the world are composed of people who have a unified understanding of who they are as a group and why they exist. UU congregations across our country are becoming increasingly aware of how vital their work is. They have found it useful to state, in a succinct way, what values they serve, what their purpose is, and what outcomes they hope to create. In this service, we will explore our draft of HUUF’s Values, Purpose and Ends.

On Saturday Jan. 28, there will be a congregational workshop to discuss being a “Purpose-Driven Congregation” and to ready our statement of Values, Purpose and Ends for a consensus.

Sunday, January 29 - 9 a.m &  11 a.m.  The Buddha Walked Into a Bar – Dennis Reynolds.  Many in the west place Buddhist and contemplative practice on a pedestal or view it as something one can strive to do. Perhaps lightening up and not doing can open doors to new experiences, perspectives and insights.

            Since serving as the minister at HUUF in 2011-2012, Dennis and his wife Suzanne have made their home on Whidbey Island, Wash., where Dennis serves as minister with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation there and Suzanne works as a Hospice volunteer coordinator. They report that they love that little island, but miss the real trees and the people of Humboldt.

 

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